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Fire Officials Urge Hunters to be Careful with Fire

Fire Officials Urge Hunters to be Careful with Fire

Jeff Fontana Susanville Interagency Fire Center With smoldering wildfires a constant reminder of extreme fire dangers and various northern California hunting seasons underway, officials at the Susanville Interagency Fire Center are urging hunters to be extremely careful with any use of fire outdoors. “We have seen unprecedented fire behavior in recent forest and rangeland fires, […]

Rush Fire Fully Contained as of 8:00p.m.

Rush Fire Fully Contained as of 8:00p.m.

The second largest wildfire in California history has been officially contained this evening.  The 315,577 acre Rush fire started about 15 miles southeast of Ravendale August 12th, on public land administered by the Bureau of Land Management’s Eagle Lake Field Office. Here is the final official report released by Northern Rockies National Incident Management team. The Rush fire has […]

Chips Fire Update: Thursday Morning Report on Conditions

Chips Fire Update: Thursday Morning Report on Conditions

Good morning, here is your Thursday morning update on the Chips Fire Size: 74,125 acres Containment: 91% Fire Status: The burnout operation around Seneca was successful last night. Night crews began lighting off of hand constructed fire line as soon as they arrived on scene, finishing early this morning. This action has reduced fuels around the […]

Rush Fire Containment Today: Closures Lifted Friday

Rush Fire Containment Today: Closures Lifted Friday

According to Jeff Fontana, Public Affairs Officer for the BLM’s Northern California District, high desert roads and campgrounds in northeast California and northwest Nevada that were closed to public access during the Rush Fire will be reopened to the public on Friday, August 31st. The Dodge Reservoir and Ramhorn Springs campgrounds and all roads through the fire […]

Fish and Game Department Asks for Help in Susanville Poaching Cases

Fish and Game Department Asks for Help in Susanville Poaching Cases

The California Department of Fish and Game is seeking help from the public after four very large bucks were poached within the last three weeks. Three of the bucks were poached within the city limits of Susanville and the other was poached near the city. “These poachers have shown total disregard for public safety by shooting deadly […]

Chips Fire Update: Wednesday Morning Report on Conditions

Chips Fire Update: Wednesday Morning Report on Conditions

Good morning, here is your Wednesday morning update on the Chips Fire Size: 74,125 acres Containment: 87% Personnel: 1,527 (Crews: 10 Type 1, 17 Type 2; Helicopters: 2 Type 1, 3 Type 2, 1 Type 3; Engines: 97; Dozers: 14; Water Tenders: 42) Management: California Interagency Incident Management Team 4 “This has been a tough fire,” […]

Rush Fire Update: Wednesday Morning Report on Conditions

Rush Fire Update: Wednesday Morning Report on Conditions

Here is your Wednesday morning report on conditions from the Rush Fire burning north of Wendel. According to the Northern Rockies Incident Management Team working the Rush fire, firefighters held the wildfire in check on Tuesday, even with gusting winds. Firefighters were busy Tuesday finding and quelling hot spots and putting out burning islands of vegetation. These are scattered in […]

‘Chips the Bobcat’ Makes New Friends on the Fire Line

‘Chips the Bobcat’ Makes New Friends on the Fire Line

Sometimes out of the worst of situations the neatest stories emerge. After weeks of watching smoke and evacuations and fearing the worst, the Chips fire is coming to a close, and in the midst comes this story written by Chips Fire Information Officer Laurie Pearson. While conducting patrol and mop-up operations on the north end of the […]

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